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Do You Have a Chirping Light Switch?

The light switch that is wired into my kitchen island has started chirping. It chirps about every 8 seconds, and it’s really getting annoying…

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Yea, I Know – This Light Switch Has Me Wondering Too
Question: The light switch that is wired into my kitchen island has started chirping. It chirps about every 8 seconds, and it’s really getting annoying.

This electrical question came from: Dale, a Other from United States
Additional Comments: 🙂

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Dale.
Dale, you really have me wondering just what kind of light switch you have. Please advise – Thanks!
By the way – I would get annoyed too, although it might be interesting if you have a bird or cat in the house.

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One Response to “Do You Have a Chirping Light Switch?”
  1. SJ says:

    I’ve noticed that when using the living room light switch, a double switch, to turn the central light on, the light sometimes works sometimes doesn’t but there’s a weird three chirps that occurs whenever I do switch on or off. What is it? How do I fix it?

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